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Wednesday, 05/01/2013, 10:29 am

Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster

After competing under the UFC banner for seven-straight years it looks as if the French-born Cheick Kongo has been released by the promotion following his most recent defeat at the hands of Roy Nelson this past Saturday.

Kongo’s profile was recently removed from the active roster at which likely signifies the termination of his contract.

If true this release is one of the harshest in recent memory. Kongo has rotated wins and losses in his last four-fights but spanning the course of the last five-years he has only suffered defeat to the likes of Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez, Mark Hunt and the aforementioned bout with Roy Nelson last weekend.

There has been no official word on his dismissal from the promotion, but again, outside of a computer or software glitch the removal of his UFC profile only points one-direction.


Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for developments.


76 Responses to “Longtime Heavyweight Cheick Kongo Removed From UFC Roster”

  1. jsmith says:

    Why in the world would they do this? Who cares if he lost a couple fights he’s always in exciting fights and that’s what fans want. Mistake by the UFC

    • Timm says:

      Idk man, since the draw he put up with Travis Browne, his wins have been really boring (save for the pat barry win), and his only exciting fights after that were his losses, which were only exciting because of his opponents, not because of him. If you look at how hes been fighting, its been mainly stall tactics against the fence and on the ground against foes that he can bully around. And when that doesn’t work, he gets beaten. Hes a good fighter, but in the end he would have been the Heaveyweight divisions all time gate keeper, and the UFC doesn’t want to keep paying gatekeepers that don’t big numbers. In terms of business, this is a good decision by the UFC.

  2. Ddddddd says:

    Nelson knocked his ass over into the WSOF.
    I think he’ll have better fights somewhere else anyway. As intelligent as he can look in those little glasses he just doesn’t seem to evolve.

  3. Dale says:

    Mmajunkie is reporting he was not actually cut, but that his current contract is up and the UFC will not resign him.

  4. blah says:

    His close friend Rampage says his contract expired and, like rampage, he declined the new offer so no drenewal deal was made.

    • GET RID OF NATE "The Cheat" (forever) says:

      Hey blah where’s your boy Jon “LAY N PRAY” Fitch these days? Oh that’s right not only did the UFC cut/FIRE his boring a’s but Bellator wouldn’t even hire him. Face it your boy Fitch is a has been and has ZERO fanbase because he is the most boring fighter in ALL mma today and his career sucked because he will always be remembered for being worse than watching paint dry. You must have said it thousand times that no way the UFC would ever cut Fitch and I told you his days were numbered. Fitch sucks almost as much as you do

  5. blah says:

    According to Rampage, kongo’s contract expired and he declined the new terms in the renewal contract. So kongo is pretty much out the same way rampage is out.

  6. confucius says:

    this site must be the must unreliable source out there. writing about anything without confirmation.

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